Commercial Drivers in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis have said what they will be looking for in the yet-to-be delivered budget 2020 statement by the Finance Minister Ken Ofori Attah to Parliament on Wednesday morning.
Speaking to the drivers this morning Adzekye Mu Ns3m (Adzekye Mu Ns3m is a Socio Political Morning show which airs between the hours of 5:40am to 10:00am each weekday on Spice 91.9 FM with Bro Nat as the host) this morning, some commercial drivers lamented that, the increments in fuel prices has affected their work.
“Currently our sales have gone down because we are unable to load our cars as we do previously due to the increase in the transportation fare”.
“Initially we used to load ten times a day before the day ends and we were able to make good sales with manageable profits for our livelihood”.
“Our passengers fight with us everyday due to the increments in the fare and it therefore brings confusion and misunderstanding; hence it makes our work very uncomfortable and peaceful in the discharge of our duties.
“The patronages of our riding are down because there is not enough money to buy fuel so passengers expect to pay small money in bordering cars especially taxis on dropping to their various destinations. The cars need to be serviced and be in good shape to ensure the safety of our passengers and we use the same money from our sales to cater for these entire problems.
The drivers therefore appealed to government and the finance ministry to do something about their crisis as well as the drivers insurance to be more effective and be reduce it small as it was previously, paying GH500.00 every year considering their condition is not helping at all.